Screening infants for hearing, vision and developmental delays is critical.
Each kind of brain development has a different “window of opportunity.” When a window is open, it is easy and natural for a baby to learn. But once a window for a particular ability has shut, it is much harder. . . if not nearly impossible . . . for a child to learn this skill.
While this mother and child are not in Parents as Teachers, you can’t help but smile as 8-month-old Jonathan hears his mother’s voice for the first time…and imagine the different future that will unfold for him.
Last year more than 227,550 children received health and developmental screenings by Parents as Teachers parent educators … 34,851 of those children were identified with possible problems and referred for follow-up services.
The price of Parents as Teachers to these families?